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Winkler Curling Club president Brent Haney welcomes Rob Swan to Winkler on Nov. 15 as part of his Curling Across the Nation tour. (LAUREN MACGILL, Winkler Times)

Curling Across the Nation visits Winkler

Rob Swan visited Winkler Curling Club on Nov. 15 as part of his annual quest to curl 100 games in 100 different rinks. “I set out two rules,” Swan said. “I never repeat a curling facility, and it has to be a six-end game to qualify as a legal game.” Swan has only broken that rule once at the Cityview Curling Club in Ottawa.

The Carman Beavers took on the Portage Islanders on home ice Nov. 7. (EMILY DISTEFANO)

Beavers start on a winning streak

The Carman Beavers have started their SEMHL regular season with a pair of wins against the two teams who ranked ahead of them at the end of last season’s playoffs.

The Winkler Skating Club will be well represented at the Super Skate Competition in Winnipeg, Nov. 24-26. Left, Camryn Harder, Talia Harder, Madelyn Toews, Hailey Penner, Tyra Harder, Jane Hiebert, Naomi Hildebrand and Diviyani Abbu will be attending.

Super Skate Competition awaits

The Winkler Skating Club will be well represented at the Super Skate Competition in Winnipeg, Nov. 24-26. Camryn Harder, Talia Harder, Madelyn Toews, Hailey Penner, Tyra Harder, Jane Hiebert, Naomi Hildebrand and Diviyani Abbu will be attending.

Cougars earn Zone 4 accolades

The Carman Cougars recorded both a win and a loss over the past week, but local players also earned league recognition for their skills.

Left, Kelsey Sagert and right, Holly Friesen, flank Winkler skip Brooke Friesen as they take part in the Quality Inn Winkler MJCT Classic. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

Curlers compete in Winkler

The Quality Inn Winkler Manitoba Junior Curling Tour event took place Oct. 27-29, and while teams and players from Winkler, Morden, Altona and Morris were in the fight, in the end it was visitors that emerged victorious.

Morden Figure Skating Club is sending a team of competitive skaters to the Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championships in Virden, Nov. 4-5. Skaters from across Manitoba will compete at various levels. Left, Allison Convery - Pre-Juvenile U11, Leah Braun - Pre-Juvenile U13, Lauren Ginter - Juvenile U14, Sarah Kagen - Juvenile U14, Annika Roberts - Juvenile U14, Dana Hynes - Juvenile U14, Olivia Sawatzky - Pre-Novice. (Photo by WES ENNS)

Championship awaits

Morden Figure Skating Club is sending a team of competitive skaters to the Skate Canada Manitoba Sectional Championships in Virden, Nov. 4-5. Skaters from across Manitoba will compete at various levels.

The Carman Cougars played their first game at the Carman Arena on Monday, Oct. 30. (EMILY DISTEFANO)

Cougars open at home with a shutout

The Carman Cougars hockey team gave the home crowd something to cheer about on Monday night, taking advantage of their first game on home ice to beat the PCI Trojans 4-0.

Left, Eascan Automation owner Phil Bernardin poses with his new rock thrower along with Cargill Curling Training Centre coaches Chris and Lorne Hamblin. (GREG VANDERMEULEN/Winkler Times)

Changing curling forever

The first successful computerized curling rock thrower was unveiled in Morris, Oct. 20. The Morris Curling Club and the Cargill Curling Training Centre unveiled the new innovation, created by Eascan Automation Inc, a Winnipeg company.

Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Correa #1 and Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a three run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Astros come out on top in thrilling Game 5

HOUSTON - Unfolding so spectacularly in real time, it was difficult to determine the precise moment, just what drop-of-the-jaw gem, cemented this as a night of nights in World Series history.